All About the Olympics: Let the Games Begin!

By Nicole Irving, Publisher and Editor-In-Chief
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This year, the 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in stunning Paris, France. Below the glistening lights of the Eiffel Tower, athletes from around the world will come together for 16 days of thrilling and jaw dropping competition. They will run, jump, flip, dive, climb and throw for a chance to bring home gold to their country. The XXXIII Olympic Games is a wonderful event to view as a family. Who knows, maybe you have your own future Olympian in the making!

Take our Olympic Quiz

  1. How many new sports are being added to the Paris Olympics?
    A) 5
    B) 4
  2. How many times, including 2024, has the Olympics been held in France?
    A) 1
    B) 3
    C) 2
  3. How many athletes will be competing in Paris?
    A) 15,700
    B) 20,800
    C) 6,000
    D) 10,500
  4. How many torchbearers are there?
    A) 9,000
    B) 5,000
    C) 11,000
    D) 4,000
  5. Where will the surf competitions be held, since there are no waves in Paris!
    A) Surfer’s Point, Barbados
    B) Teahupo’o, Tahiti
    C) Black’s Beach, California
    D) Biarritz, France


Q1: B (The 2024 Summer Olympics will include skateboarding, surfing, breaking (urban dance style) and sports climbing for the first time. “The IOC is keen to set a new standard for inclusive, gender-balanced and youth-centered Games” according to the official Olympics website,

Q2: D (The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, the 1924 Winter Olympics in Chamonix, the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville and the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris.

Q3: D (There are 10,500 athletes competing in 329 events.)

Q4: C (There are 11,000 torchbearers that have been selected to be a part of the relay to celebrate the arrival of the Olympics in Paris.) Q5: B (Teahupo’o, Tahiti)

Throwing an Olympic Party

If you are hosting an Olympic viewing party to cheer on your favorite sport or athlete, you won’t want to skip out on some of these favorite American staples! Oh yeah, and don’t forget the red, white and blue!

  • Nathan’s Hotdogs
  • Apple Pie
  • Banana Split
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Chips and Dip
  • Lemonade
  • Sweet Tea
  • Watermelon

For red, white and blue fun…

  • Watermelon, strawberry, raspberry and blueberry fruit salad
  • Vanilla cake with the American flag created out of strawberries and blueberries
  • Red, white and blue trifle with layers of pound cake, berries and whipped cream
  • Strawberry and blue raspberry Jell-O parfaits

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